When it comes to fashion, body type inclusivity is a real issue faced by people the world over. Seeing a photo of a gorgeous dress then finding out they don’t stock it in your size can be disheartening, to say the least. Fortunately, some brands are catching on by making beautiful ethical plus size clothing for every body! Here are 19 sustainable and ethical fashion brands for plus-sized fashionistas:
19 Brands Bringing You Beautiful, Sustainable, and Ethical Plus Size Clothing
nu-in is a European brand that features activewear, loungewear, and underwear collections, as well as trend-led men's and women's ranges. It prioritises the planet by using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, and reuses offcuts to minimise textile waste. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!
For cute leggings and sports bras that are gentle on your body and the planet, look no further. Girlfriend Collective is a truly transparent company with sustainability and inclusivity in mind. Their luxurious activewear comes in a range of sizes—from 2XS-6XL for women is certified by both OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and BlueSign. Girlfriend Collective’s factory in Vietnam is also SA8000 certified, which measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces.
Ace and Jig creates its own yarn-dyed woven fabric made by artisan weavers in India to create bright, effortlessly chic pieces. The outfits are perfect to wear to picnics on those bright sunny days, or when you need to add a splash of colour to your outfit during the colder seasons. The brand extended its sizing back in 2018, trialling one piece at a time, and with overwhelming success have extended sizing for most of their pieces from 2XS-4XL!
This Nashville based label believes in creating beautiful pieces you’ll want to live in while supporting cherished textile traditions. All of its garments (excluding its J+J Organic Knits) are designed, produced, and packaged in a Nashville studio and delivered to your door! Its quality crafted pieces have you covered from sizes XS-4XL that embody beautiful silhouettes and cuts.
MATE the Label creates clean essentials made with GOTS certified organic fabrics and low-impact dyes. Its goal is to offer women everywhere a clean product that is just as beautiful as it is sustainable. It is proudly female-founded and is predominately operated by women. This US brand also manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.
Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, Knickey’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the sustainable market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, eco-conscious sets. Find most items in sizes 2XS to 3XL.
HARA’s vision to bring change and awareness to the issues of the fashion industry is evident through its curation of ethical clothing and celebration of diversity. The label specialises in underwear, bras, loungewear, and sportswear. The unique, minimal. and vibrantly coloured pieces feature models with diverse body shapes and races across its catalogue and tailor to sizes XS to 5XL.
Christy Dawn is your one stop shop for gorgeous floral dresses, earthy toned loungesets, and vintage inspired skirts and trousers. Its pieces are locally sewn in Los Angeles by the team of dressmakers, and features specific size collections including Extended Sizing, Petite, and Maternity. The brand’s timeless, versatile pieces are made from a high proportion of eco-friendly materials and upcycled fabric that we know you’ll love! Find the clothes in standard sizes XS-XL, or shop the Extended and Petite collections.
The Classic T-Shirt Company will have you covered if you’re in the market for a new tee. Its shirts are GOTS-certified organic cotton, made to last, and are manufactured in the USA to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint. Find the tees in sizes XS-2XL.
Dressarte Paris is a custom-made clothing label that curates unique clothing for a worldwide clientele. It sources luxurious surplus and eco-friendly fabrics to create a wonderfully chic sustainable wardrobe. Its products are made to order where you can choose from existing sizes 2XS-2XL, or enter in your own measurements for a custom order that not only minimises textile waste but celebrates all sizes!
Threads 4 Thought uses a range of sustainable materials including Lenzing Modal harvested from the limbs of beech trees. This process means that the trees are never cut down and 95% of the production materials to make the yarn are recovered and reused. The brand's manufacturers are a combination of Fair Trade USA certified and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production certified. Find the range in sizes XS-XL, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL!
Birdsong stands as the antidote to fast fashion producing unique, bold, trend-free designs. It employs workers in London facing barriers to employment including adults with learning disabilities to refugees who are all paid a fair working wage. The business is built on a philosophy of fairness and authenticity, promising customers “no sweatshop, no photoshop”. The brand stocks sizes 2XS-3XL.
This bodywear label brings you high quality swimwear that flatters all shapes and sizes! The Canadian brand produces swimwear from recycled plastic bottled and has so far recycled more than 90,000 bottles from the beaches and streets of Taiwan. This is swimwear we know you’ll love, no matter the bod you rock! The brand has sizes XS-3XL.
Free Label brings basics back that don’t come at a cost to the environment or undermining of human rights. This Canadian based label creates pieces locally in both Toronto and Vancouver to support the local economy and to ensure pieces are made ethically. It creates comfortable clothing from natural fibres including organic cotton, linen, and bamboo, in sizes XS-4XL.
Proclaim is an ethical and inclusive ‘nude’ lingerie label that celebrates and represents all women whilst also being kind to the planet. Made out of recycled plastic water bottles, the pieces by this Los Angeles label come in ‘nudes’ that represent all shades so that a range of skin colours are embraced, and offer a variety of sizes (from S-3XL) so no lady is left behind.
Canada-based Encircled creates ethically-made, versatile women’s fashion for life and travel, from sustainable and eco-conscious fabrics, including Tencel. The brand also recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process, which is an added bonus! Find the clothes in sizes XS-XXL.
Mara Hoffman brings a fresh edge to sustainable fashion, with its emphasis on bold colours and diverse array of patterns. With an exclusive extended sizes range, the brand brings fun, edgy ethical fashion to all. Mara Hoffman seeks to generate an awareness with its customers and hold itself accountable throughout the supply chain, to its workers and the environment. The range is available in sizes 2XS-XL.
Altar is a US-based boutique that specializes in alternative and custom fashion, apothecary, and gifts. The brand celebrates independent manufacturers and artists from across North America, with a focus on the stories that are woven into their work. Its clothing brand, Altar Houseline, is proudly made in America using deadstock materials and serves size gradations from size S to 6XL.
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